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Porsche Sets Record 5 Minute 19.55 Lap Time at Nürburgring Nordschleife in Marketing Ploy with an outdated 919 Hybrid

Timo Bernhard (D) lapped the 20.832-kilometer (12.94 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife – aka Green Hell – race circuit in 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds. This is an average speed of 233.8 km/h (145.3 mph) on what is one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Porsche 919 Hybrids One Two at Nürburgring. Toyota Trounced

Over the weekend, 62,000 people saw a repeat of Porsche’s one-two result at Le Mans in 2015, the third major success for the young team. For ex Formula One driver Mark Webber, it is the first WEC race win. Porsche has extended its lead in the manufacturers’ world championship 33 points ahead of Audi and 95 in front of defending champion Toyota. Nissan has withdrawn entirely after laughable efforts. Continue reading

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Toyota Defending Endurance Title at Nürburgring

This weekend’s race marks a return to race action for the Toyota TS040 Hybrids after a 10-week break since the Le Mans 24 Hours, when Toyota finished sixth and eighth, after a thorough and embarrassing thrashing from Porsche and Audi in France. Continue reading

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WEC at Nürburgring Sees Toyota, Audi and Porsche Battling

The race in Germany starts the decisive final stage of WEC. Within the twelve weeks, the last five races will be held in Europe, North America and Asia. The best drivers can score a maximum of 130 points in them until the end of November. Currently, the tally of the leaders, Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer, are at 80 points. Continue reading

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Bankrupt Nürburgring Track sold to Capricorn

As these things go, it appears a sound resolution by German bankruptcy officials who put forth a bidding process and ultimately approved the deal. Continue reading

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Camaro Z/28 Beats Porsche 911 Lap Time at Nürburgring

A new 2014 Camaro Z/28 running at Germany’s Nürburgring road course posted a 7:37.40 lap time, Chevrolet says. This beats the best times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago, among other expensive cars that cost much … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Runs a 7:41.27 lap at Nürburgring

The Camaro joins a production Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) that posted a 7:12.13 lap time on the12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife last month, that was faster than a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, which posted a lap time of 7:19.63 back in June. Continue reading

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Dodge Viper Bests Chevrolet Corvette Lap Time at Nürburgring

A Porsche 997 GT2 RS posted a 7:18 lap time last year, but the Porsche at $350,000 in Germany is roughly three times more expensive than the ZR1, which begins at with an asking price of more than $110,000 in the U.S. No current production 2011Viper exists so Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) division used a 2010 model. Continue reading

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Milestones: the BMW 328 Turns 75 Years Old

Henne set a lap record for all sports cars during the race, and won the non-supercharged class in the rain. It was the debut of what became one of the most successful sports cars on the track. The win was to be followed by more than 200 others with factory sponsored and privateers running 328s into the 1950s. Continue reading

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Corvette ZR1 Cuts 6 Seconds from Nürburgring Lap Time

A Porsche 997 GT2 RS posted a 7:18 lap time last year, but the Porsche at $350,000 in Germany is roughly three times more expensive than the ZR1, which begins with an asking price of more than $110,000 in the U.S. Continue reading

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